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90's Specialized Crossroads Rebuild

Circa 1996 Crossroads. Stripped the bike down to the frame and built it back up with better parts from the same 1990's era. Many of the parts came from a Bridgestone XO-2. Super comfy bike. The 22" frame Crossroads has a very long top tube compared to the seat tube which is very difficult to find. Great frame for those with long torsos. I measured the seat tube at 56cm (c-c) and the effective top tube at 59cm (c-c). Great for touring.

Frame:
22 inch double butted TIG welded chromoly steel.

Fork/Headset:
1" chromoly fork and threaded headset; The chromed steel headset came from a '93 Bridgestone MB-5

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 500LX triple crank; Original unsealed BB

Pedals:
MKS with clips/straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano 3x7

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano 400LX and Deore DX thumbies

Handlebars/Stem:
Alloy no-name stem and alloy cruiser bar with alloy bar ends mounted between stem and brake levers. Very similar feel to a VO Crazy Bar, but with more adjustability and less weight.

Saddle/Seatpost:
Avocet beige thingy (getting a Brooks B17 soon)

Brakes:
Avid Speed Dial levers and Lee Chi cantilevers (getting Tektro CR720 cantis soon)

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya black alloy 700c rim; Exage hub; Panaracer Comet Hardpack 700x38 folding tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya black alloy 700c rim; Exage hub; Panaracer Comet Hardpack 700x38 folding tire

Accessories:
Alloy bar ends used as extensions

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2

Added by analogkid71. Last updated about 4 hours ago.

8 Comments

doc

doc says:

I LOVE THIS LAY OUT GREAT REBUILD

Posted 9 months ago

analogkid71

analogkid71 says:

Thanks. It is super comfortable, too!

Posted 9 months ago

Shekly

Shekly says:

Did your black rims without machined sidewall drillings on it looks fine after usin with this brakes?

Posted almost 2 years ago

analogkid71

analogkid71 says:

Ehh. Braking performance is OK but I've noticed a LOT of squeaking, no matter how I adjust the brake pads. I don't need a bell in traffic...I just ride the rear brakes and everybody turns to look at me! I'm likely to get some Tektro CR720's and see how they work.

Posted almost 2 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

nice 90es sloping frame

Posted over 2 years ago

analogkid71

analogkid71 says:

Yeah, I'm trying to locate a stem with the same sloping angle but can't find one. The one that's on there is close.

Posted almost 2 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Dope

Posted over 2 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted over 2 years ago